Laura is a Partner in Control Risks and is the Regional Counsel for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. She reports to the Group General Counsel and is responsible for overseeing all legal affairs for those regions.
During her legal career Laura has advised both corporates and individuals on a wide range of contentious issues, often involving complex issues of law and jurisdiction. Her work has involved advising on shareholder disputes, contractual and commercial disputes, asset-tracing and recovery (including the use of worldwide freezing injunctions), money laundering investigations and fraud investigations. Her work included risk and reputation management, creative problem solving and identifying commercial and legal pressure points for her clients.
She has experience in all forms of dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Before joining Control Risks, Laura spent several years as a commercial litigator at Charles Russell Speechlys before moving in-house to take up positions as Senior Litigation Counsel and then as General Counsel advising prominent ultra-high net worth individuals, trustees and C-Suite executives/senior management in high profile complex multi-jurisdictional litigation, including commercial, civil fraud and white-collar crime. The cases she was involved in regularly featured in the legal press.
Laura received a Bachelor of Laws degree from King’s College London and she has a Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law, London. Laura has been admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales and as an attorney in New York, USA.